New Generation Engines — The Engine Manufacturer’s Outlook 680278
This paper discusses the potential characteristics of powerplants of the generation beyond the generation of engines currently in development. These powerplant possibilities are related to historical trends in powerplant characteristics and component technology. Future powerplant requirements are examined in the light of potential technological advances. The implication of improved control of aerodynamics and mechanical design, improved materials, advanced fuels, and control of noise and smoke generation are discussed.